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English adjective: trenchant

1. trenchant having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect


SamplesSearching insights.
Trenchant criticism.


Synonymssearching


Similarintelligent


Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

2. trenchant characterized by or full of force and vigor


SamplesA hard-hitting expose.
A trenchant argument.


Synonymshard-hitting


Similareffective, effectual, efficacious


Antonymsineffective, ineffectual, uneffective

3. trenchant clearly or sharply defined to the mind


SamplesClear-cut evidence of tampering.
Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest.
Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong.


Synonymsclear-cut, distinct


Similarclear


Antonymsunclear









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